Podcast Episode #14 – Oct 15, 2022
In this podcast interview we will be talking to Guy LeBlanc, an Amateur Portrait and Nature Photographer, currently based in Memramcook, New Brunswick.
Hi, my name is Guy LeBlanc, born December 8, 1982, the 5th of 6 siblings. For as long as I can remember there was photography in the family. My mom and dad had wanted to record their family growing up. My mom bought a Canon TX and took a basic photography class. I still have my mom’s old camera. I think my first camera was a simple point and shoot with 35mm film. So, I’ve always been interested in photography but never enough to study it and take it very seriously. My interest really developed and took off in 2016. I was going through a transition period in my life after suffering a Post Traumatic Stress Injury due to accumulated incidents at work. I wouldn’t leave the house except to exercise my dog.
With this turn of events, I became very close friend with my neighbor Norbert Dupuis as he would come over to exercise his dog with mine. I should mention that Norbert has studied and done photography for over 40 years. After several months of having dog play dates every day, Norbert suddenly asked me if I was interested in learning photography. My reply was, I don’t have a camera and can’t afford one. That didn’t deter Norbert, he simply told me to take out my cell phone and I started learning the basics of photography. After seeing how eager I was to learn, Norbert did the most generous act of kindness. He gave me my first digital camera. It was a Canon Rebel; I believe the first of the rebel series. He no longer used it as he had upgraded. This is when my love and passion really took off. I must say that I owe a great deal of gratitude towards Norbert for what he did for me. Photography has helped me greatly in my recovery. Other than photography in my spare time I like to build model cars, play guitar, go hiking, bird watching.
I don’t have an official business yet, but I do post on Facebook @Guy&TangoPhotography. I got the name from a friend whom I had ask for help to come up with a name for my page. She mentioned I should name it whatever I had taken most pictures of, that was easy. My dog Tango, and the name was put together.
You can follow Guy’s work and learn more from the following link:
■ Facebook: @Guy&TangoPhotography
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The Music snippets that you hear in the intro and outro of the podcast is from “upbeat-motivation-corporate” by M-Dewala on Pixabay Music.